Church signs are a minefield for bad doctrine:
You said in your heart,
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.”
I get the impression that whoever approved the wording for that church sign (assuming someone didn’t create it just to get a rise out of people) is also opposed to equality. Of course, another way to read that sign is as a teaser for a sermon on servanthood as Jesus taught it:
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45.)
That’s a good topic for a sermon. But it still doesn’t lead to the idea that equal rights is satanic.
In fact, nowhere does the Bible say we are not to consider ourselves equal to each other. It does say that we are not to think more highly of ourselves than we should (Romans 12:3) and we should not emulate those who seek to put themselves higher than those around them (Matthew 10:25), but those passages do not tell us to avoid equality or striving for equality.
When it comes to equality, the Bible actually tells us it’s not only desirable but urges us to accept it as a reality in God’s kingdom.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28.)
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. (Colossians 3:11.)
Rather than desire equality, Satan must hate it since equality in Christ is godly. And those who oppose equal rights for all people are doing nothing to pursue what the Bible teaches is God’s truth.
S0 please church sign, don’t tell me Satan wanted equal rights when what he wants is not to be God’s equal but to take his place. And don’t try to tell me that pursuing equal rights is ungodly. It’s not.
God loves us all.